Triple Talaq bill introduced in Lok Sabha, Law Minister calls it a 'Historic Day'
The Modi government today tabled the Triple Talaq bill in the lower house of the Parliament. Introducing the bill in the house, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said “This law is for women's rights and justice and not regarding any prayer, ritual or religion..It is a historic day. We are making history today”. Meanwhile the opposition said that the bill is in violation of the fundamental rights of the citizen. The new bill, know as The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, outlaws the Islamic divorce practice and hands out a three-year jail sentence as well as a fine, and states that the offence would be cognisable and non-bailable.